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​​​​​​​The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) jointly with NJ TRANSIT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Final Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Hudson Tunnel Project; FRA and the Federal Transit Administration have also issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Project.

The Hudson Tunnel Project proposes to construct a new tunnel and associated railroad infrastructure to carry passenger rail trains under the Hudson River while the existing tunnel is being rehabilitated, ultimately creating 4 tracks into and out of New York. The tunnel carries Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Northeast Corridor passenger trains between New Jersey and New York.

The EIS was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). NJ TRANSIT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) were joint lead local agencies in the development of the EIS. FRA coordinated compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106) with the NEPA process.

In October 2022, the Gateway Development Commission (GDC) assumed the role of NEPA Sponsor for the Hudson Tunnel Project and is responsible for ensuring the Project meets all federal requirements.

Current Environmental Contacts: 

​​Mr. Chris Hansen
Environmental Protection Specialist
USDOT Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20590

Mr. Donald Burns, AICP
Director of Planning and Program Development, Region 2
Office of Environmental Programs, TRO2
USDOT Federal Transit Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
East Building, Room E43-302
Washington, D.C. 20590

Mr. Benjamin S. Engle
Senior Program Manager, Program Planning
Gateway Development Commission
120 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10271

2 Penn Plaza East
Newark, NJ 07107

Via email: info@gatewayprogram.org


​The Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision are available at the link below and at Repositories in the Study Area.

​ • Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision (FEIS/ROD)
 • Repository Information


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